How to Disable Age Limit Filter on TikTok Video Platform

TikTok is a popular short-form video platform that allows users to create, share, and discover short videos. The app has over 1 billion monthly active users and is especially popular among teenagers and young adults.

However, TikTok does have some age restrictions in place to protect younger users:

TikTok’s Age Restrictions

  • The minimum age to use TikTok is 13 years old. Users under 13 have access to a separate, curated experience called “TikTok for Younger Users” which limits their access.
  • For users ages 13-15, accounts are private by default. Only approved followers can view videos.
  • Users under 16 cannot live stream videos.
  • Direct messaging is automatically disabled for users under 16.
  • TikTok also has a “Restricted Mode” that limits mature or objectionable content. This can be enabled by parents.

Why Disable Age Limit Filter?

There are a few reasons why users over 18 may want to disable TikTok’s age limit filter and Restricted Mode:

  • Access more content – Without filters, users can view all content on TikTok instead of just age-appropriate videos
  • More creative freedom – Users over 18 don’t have to worry about content restrictions and can express themselves fully
  • Increase reach & engagement – Removing limits allows videos to reach a larger audience and potentially gain more likes, comments, shares

How to Turn Off Age Restriction on TikTok

If you are over 18, you can easily disable the age restriction filter by turning off Restricted Mode. Just follow these steps:

On iPhone

  1. Open the TikTok app and go to your profile
  2. Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner
  3. Select “Settings and privacy”
  4. Choose “Content preferences”
  5. Tap “Restricted Mode” and toggle it off
  6. Enter your passcode to confirm

On Android

  1. Open TikTok and go to your profile
  2. Tap the three-line menu icon in the top right corner
  3. Choose “Settings and privacy”
  4. Select “Digital Wellbeing”
  5. Tap “Restricted Mode”
  6. Toggle off and enter passcode

Once Restricted Mode is turned off, you will be able to view all content on TikTok without any age filters or restrictions.

What If I Entered the Wrong Birthday?

If you entered the wrong birthday when creating your TikTok account, your age may be incorrectly set lower than your actual age. This could enable Restricted Mode without the option to disable it.

To update your birthday and age on TikTok:

  1. Go to your TikTok profile
  2. Tap the icon in the top-right corner
  3. Choose “Report a problem” in the menu
  4. Select “Account and profile” > “Incorrect birthday”
  5. Enter your correct birthday
  6. Upload proof of age documentation like ID

TikTok will then update your birthday and age, allowing you to turn off Restricted Mode if you are over 18.

Tips for Responsible TikTok Use

While disabling age filters gives you full access to content, keep in mind that TikTok should still be used responsibly:

  • Set screen time limits to avoid overuse
  • Customize your For You feed using keywords and likes
  • Report inappropriate or abusive content you encounter
  • Be respectful and follow community guidelines
  • Keep personal information private
  • Verify sources of information on controversial topics


TikTok can enable age restrictions and filters to protect younger users. But users who are 18+ can easily turn off Restricted Mode to access all content. Just adjust the settings on your profile. If your age is set incorrectly, you can also update your birthday through TikTok’s support options.

Remember to use TikTok’s features wisely even without limitations enabled. Set healthy boundaries for yourself and report objectionable content to keep the platform fun and safe for everyone.